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Tag: hyperactivity

February 2018
Short video of the words 'autism' changing to 'ADHD'

Decoding the overlap between autism and ADHD

by  /  7 February 2018

Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often coincide, but the search for common biological roots has turned up conflicting evidence.

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November 2017
spotlight on brain in doctor's office

Note to autism scientists: Control for z’s

by  /  13 November 2017

Differences in sleep and circadian rhythm may distort the results of autism studies.

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Stimulating inhibitory neurons in a visual brain region prevents monkeys from focusing on a line on a computer screen.

Light-based method controls inhibitory neurons in macaques

by  /  12 November 2017

Researchers have used light to manipulate neurons that dampen brain activity in rhesus macaques.

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October 2017
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2017

Cannabis candidate; omega add-on; oxytocin control and more

by  /  6 October 2017

A cannabis gel may ease features of fragile X syndrome, omega fatty acids show promise for autism in two trials, and oxytocin reinforces social behaviors through the brain’s reward pathway.

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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
4th
2017

Face learning; mosaic inheritance; nosy scientists and more

by  /  8 September 2017

A monkey study suggests facial recognition is not innate, a puzzle piece symbol carries negative connotations, and scientists are using a federal law to snoop on colleagues.

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Pregnant woman pouring pills into her palm.

Epilepsy drugs pose risks to developing brains, study suggests

by  /  7 September 2017

Some drugs used to treat epilepsy may harm children who are exposed to them in the womb or through breast milk.

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August 2017
Week of AugustAug
14th
2017

Transcranial treatment; maternal inflammation; autism ants and more

by  /  18 August 2017

Transcranial treatment may bolster memory in adults with autism, inflammatory molecule may alter an emotional brain region in newborns, and examining ants could yield insights into autism

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Flash of light shifts social behavior in autism mice

by  /  2 August 2017

Turning on a set of neurons that dampen brain activity improves social behavior in a mouse model of autism; turning off neurons that excite brain activity does the same thing.

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March 2017

Pain, impulsivity may motivate self-harm in autism

by  /  8 March 2017

People with autism who have painful digestive issues or difficulties inhibiting their impulses are particularly prone to hurting themselves.

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January 2017

Large study shows self-injury common among children with autism

by  /  4 January 2017

About one in four children with autism hit, scratch or otherwise hurt themselves, suggests an analysis of school and medical records for more than 8,000 children.

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